In recent WTF news, ‘Khichdi’ is soon to be designated as the national food of India.
According to a report by DNA, announcement is likely to be made during the mega international event ‘The World Food India-2017’ organised by Ministry of Food Processing. Over 800 kg of ‘khichdi’ will be prepared live at the World Food India event by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor.
Navbharat Times reported that the Ministry, led by Harsimrat Kaur Badal, had proposed Khichdi’s name for national dish to the Centre, which they also approved. “Khichdi is favourite of every person cutting across all boundaries of class or religion. The ‘queen of food’ essentially made of rice and lentils has been party of India’s culinary history.”
Ironically, the announcement of it being India’s national dish isn’t exactly as digestible as actual ‘Khichdi’. Here’s what people are saying on Twitter:
I don't like our to be National Food. Will it be antinational to say I hate Khichdi. 🙄 soon they'll force you to eat Khichdi 😢 Why Khichdi!
— Priyanka (@autumnrainwish) November 1, 2017
Gaumutra should be declared as the National drink of India.#khichdi
— MS (@connectwithms) November 1, 2017
If Khichdi is being accorded the status of National Food, then Ghee, Dahi, Papad and Achaar should immediately be declared National Friends. pic.twitter.com/bLX842WL1S
— Roflindian (@Roflindian) November 1, 2017
Every time you don't play the national anthem before eating #khichdi from now on, peacocks will cry.
— Sayantan Ghosh (@sayantansunnyg) November 1, 2017
Cooker will be our national utensil
3 seeti ke baad band kar dena will be national anthem
Praful & Hansa will be National Couple pic.twitter.com/JgLGlMqnPh
— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) November 1, 2017
Unfair to have a national dish in a country with a mind boggling variety of cuisines and tastebuds.#khichdi
— Ray Stings (@Purba_Ray) November 1, 2017
Now that Khichdi has become national food, waiting for government to make it compulsory to have Khichdi at PVR before a movie.
— Pratik (@fake_engineer7) November 1, 2017
Khichdi is our national food because our country and its countrymen are sick of hate filled mindsets, bigotry, propaganda and violence.
— Mallika – E – Catty. (@CatWomaniya) November 1, 2017
Khichdi is not just a dish. It's an emotion. And that is, "mujhe nahi khani khichdi" with a childish disagreement on face.
— PrayerTastic (@prayertastic) November 1, 2017
For no reason at all, enjoy these beautifully delicious photos of our to-be national dish.